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Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet

The Mystery of the Persian Carpet

"Hunker down at your flat at 221b Baker St. in London. The year is 1896, and Scotland Yard has called Sherlock Holmes with an urgent request for help. Along with Watson, you must investigate a peculiar crime - a young painter has been murdered and found rolled up in a remarkable Persian carpet. Explore scenes in order to find clues and reveal suspects. Use Police reports with interrogations and statements of witnesses in Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Persian Carpet."

With such awesome graphics in this game, everything appears very realistic!  However, traditionally speaking, although designs are reminiscent of what would be actual rugs and carpets, they are not in character to what one might expect.  Take a look at some of the beautiful rugs featured.

Below appears to be a traditional European design carpet. 

Traditional European design carpet

Below: Although we haven't completed the game, we believe this rug below is the Carpet which the victim had been rolled up into.  The design is fairly unusual, as certain elements are reminiscent of Fereghan Sarouk Carpets.  However, the use of birds and panels in this carpet lead us to believe it could be considered an antique kerman design as well.  What is perhaps more unusual about the carpet as displayed is the horizontal orientation.  This leads us to believe it may be a carpet design based off of an actual carpet, however stylized into another.  It's unusual to have an hourglass formation in the perimeter of the field as in this rug, which is actually a half map of which each half could pass as their own rug.

Possible victim rug

Below: This is the second Persian rug we came across in the game.  It appears to be a Sarouk type of design, however the field looks a little open, Sarouks were usually not woven with such dark fields, and the border seems very, very thin for what this type of design is typically known for.

 

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